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Cultural evolution and its discontents : cognitive overload, parasitic cultures, and the humanistic cure

Author: Robert N Watson
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2019. ©2019
Series: Literary criticism and cultural theory.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Watson, Robert N.
Cultural Evolution and Its Discontents : Cognitive Overload, Parasitic Cultures, and the Humanistic Cure
Milton : Routledge,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert N Watson
ISBN: 9780429670879 0429670877 9780429672361 0429672365 9780429669385 0429669380 9780429019937 0429019939
OCLC Number: 1076804848
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; 1 Culture vs. Anarchy; Interchapter: Modern Medievalism; 2 Agency in the Human Hive; Interchapter: Software is Hard on Humanity; 3 The Evolution of Memeplexes; Interchapter: The Crow Tribe in Flight; 4 The Blue Guitar and the Uses of Art; Interchapter: Party Politics; 5 The Red Scare and the Idea of the University; Interchapter: Digital Humanities; 6 Past and Present Humanism; Interchapter: Why Aristotle Would Have Won Plenty of Drachmae Betting on College Football Bowl Games 7 The Technological Singularity and Artificial UnintelligenceNotes; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Responsibility: Robert N. Watson.

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Memeplexes are clusters of ideas and habits that persist in societies often because they can reproduce themselves well rather than because they benefit us. Watson's fiercely intelligent, Read more...

 
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